Chinese is really not an easy language to learn. It has a lot of alphabets and new learners would certainly struggle. However, technology is always there to help. If you want to learn all the Chinese alphabets, there is an app to help you – Easy Chinese Writing.
Easy Chinese Writing (Traditional) is an iPad app developed by Uniproducts, a company popular for their other language apps such as Easy Chinese Writing (Simplified) and Easy Chinese Writing (Yi Er San). This app is almost similar to them, but it helps users learn to write Traditional Chinese Alphabets along with Simplified Chinese Alphabets.
Easy Chinese Writing shows every alphabet with the phonetic ‘pin yin’ system at the top of it and the audio. It also shows its equivalent in three languages – English, French and Spanish. Generally Chinese alphabets have a lot of strokes. This app assigns a number for every stroke and there are arrows to guide the users from the starting point to the finishing point – a great way to demonstrate how words can be created simply by combining radicals.
When a user completes writing a character or a compound word successfully, this app presents him a smile. At present, Easy Chinese Writing has more than 205 single characters and 70 examples of compound words. It has 12 categories, with 17 single characters and 5 compound words in each category. In my opinion, Easy Chinese Writing makes learning process a fun. Therefore, users can certainly try this app if they have kids at home.
Easy Chinese Writing is a bulky app (79.1 MB) and it needs time to download. This app is compatible with the iPad and it requires iOS 4.3 or later. If you are interested in learning Chinese alphabets, this would be a great app for you to have. Easy Chinese Writing costs US $1.99.
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